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August 22, 2016

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About Syngenta Photography Awards

Syngenta Photography award is open to both professionals and amateurs. Syngenta Photography award  invites photographers from around the world to investigate the relationship and the strains between Grow and Conserve through photography.The theme of the third Syngenta Photography Award is set to be “Grow-conserve”. The competition has been divided into two categories:

  • The Professional Commission
  • The Open Competition
  • The Syngenta Photography Award wants to open up an international platform to draw attention towards issues of global significance through enthralling imagery.

Syngenta Photography Award Important Dates


Events Dates
Last date of uploading photograph August 22, 2016
Shortlisting of candidates October 4, 2016
Showcasing of winners work March 2017

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Syngenta Photography Awards Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age  Professionals and amateurs aged 18 years or more as on August 22, 2016
  • Open Competition is open for students, amateurs photographers or professional photographers.
  • Professional Commission is open for only the professional photographers.
  • A professional photographer can participate in both the open competition & Professional commission but will have to submit different photos for both the categories.

Not Eligible to participate in Syngenta Photography Award 2016

  • Applicants related to the organization or the Syngenta Photography Award judging panel are not eligible
  • Entries sent through third parties and agencies are not eligible
  • Prize-winning photographs of global competitions are not eligible
  • Photographs submitted for some other competition before declaration of results of The Syngenta Photography Award will be rejected

Syngenta Photography Awards Reward

Reward for the Professional Commission

  • 1st Prize winner will receive US$15,000
    • Plus a  Commission of upto US$25,000 for the commission project.
  • 2nd Prize winner will receive US$10,000
  • 3rd Prize winner will receive US$5,000

 Reward for the Open Competition

  •  1st Prize winner will receive US$5,000
  • 2nd Prize winner will receive US$3,000
  • 3rd Prize winner will receive US$2,000

Syngenta Photography Awards Application form and Process

Person can participate in either Professional Commission or in Open Competition.

Guidelines for participating in Syngenta Photography Award 2016

Number of Photos to be uploaded: Photographs should be original and not more than 10 years old. Colour or black and white images can be uploaded

  • Professional Commission: Applicants need to submit between 5-10 photographs that share a single title, have a common theme and work together as a whole along with personal details. >> Upload photos for professional commission
  • Open Competition: Up to 3 individual images related to the theme Scarcity-Waste with information related to each photograph.>> Upload photos for open competition


  • Specification of the Photograph to be uploaded
    • Should be in .Jpeg format
    • Be of  at least 300 dpi
    • Minimum size of 1200 x 2500 pixels
    • Maximum file size of 5 MB

Description of the Photos: All the information submitted along with the photographs should be English.

  •  Biography of the Photos(only in case of professional commission)
    Applicants also need to prepare a biography in about 350 words including information regarding the place, time, situation and setting in which these photographs were taken.
  • Description of  Idea:  (only in case of professional commission)
     A description including the ideas regarding a commission project ( maximum 500 words) along with a detailed budget outline and evidence that the project can be carried out as per its description is also required to be prepared by the applicants.

Other Details

  • The applicants will retain the copyrights but, the photographs will be featured by The Syngenta Photography Award in related exhibitions and conferences.
  • Entries through e-mail or on paper will not be accepted.
  • All the information will remain confidential.
  •  After submission, the entries cannot be changed.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be received by the applicants after successful submission.

NOTE: There is no Application Fee for submitting the photos for Syngenta Photography Award is free of cost

Syngenta Photography Awards Selection Process

  • The panel of judges will select three winners from both the categories.
  • The winners will be shortlisted on October 2016
  • The winners will have their work showcased at an exhibition in March 2017

Syngenta Photography Awards Address

 Syngenta, Schwarzwaldallee 215, 4058 Basel Switzerland

Syngenta Photography Awards Contact Details

E-mail: photo.award@syngenta.com

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Syngenta AG is a global  Swiss agribusiness,it markets seeds and 
agrochemicals and employs over 28,000 people in over 90 countries

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